TN CM Stalin inspects ancient Sangam-era excavation site of Keezhadi

About 11,470 artifacts were dug out from Keezhadi and group of sites over sustained excavation over the years and these would be displayed at the site museum.

Published: 29th October 2021 09:18 PM  |   Last Updated: 29th October 2021 09:18 PM   |  A+A-

Keezhadi

File image of a water channel which was unearthed during the fifth phase of archaeological excavation at Keezhadi in Sivaganga district. (Photo | K K Sundar, EPS)

By PTI

CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin on Friday inspected the ancient excavation site of Keeladi in Sivaganga district where the archaeological findings reveal the Sangam-era settlement on the banks of Vaigai river.

About 11,470 artifacts were dug out from Keezhadi and group of sites over sustained excavation over the years and these would be displayed at the site museum.

The CM who visited the Sivaganga district near Madurai, enquired with the archaeological officials the status of museum to be established at an outlay of Rs 12.21 crore.

"The chief minister enquired with the officials about the state-of-the-art site museum coming up at a cost of Rs 12.21. The artifacts which have been excavated would be showcased at the museum," an official release said.

Stalin who had earlier visited the site in his capacity of leader of the opposition party in the legislature, spent time going around the exhibits and interacting with the Tamil Nadu Archaeology department officials.

State Ministers K K S S R Ramachandran, K R Periakaruppan, Thangam Thennarasu, P Moorthy, and Raja Kannappan, were present on the occasion.

Principal secretary to Chief Minister T Udhayachandran, Principal secretary for tourism and culture B Chandra Mohan and Sivaganga district collector Madhusudhanan Reddy were among the officials who made a presentation to the Chief Minister.



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